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Peacekeepers and Peacemakers: Canada’s Diplomatic Contribution

Peacekeepers and Peacemakers: Canada’s Diplomatic Contribution

The Story


Canada has enjoyed a reputation for diplomacy ever since Lester B. Pearson came up with a novel solution - peacekeepers - for the Suez Crisis in 1956. We've also been recognized for our involvement in human rights issues, nuclear disarmament, and the International Criminal Court. But have our efforts made for a more peaceful world, or is the image of the "good diplomat" a convenient holdover from the days when Canada actually made a difference?